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My Account Suddenly Became Chinese...

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Re: My Account Suddenly Became Chinese...

This worked, I found these symbols on the left hand side towards the bottom.

 

 

 


@cflam0625 wrote:

After you log on your Paypal account, on the top of toolbar, you may see an icon "settings". Sorry I can't attach a picture here. After you click on the Settings icon, look for the Chinese (supposed it's Simplified Chinese) characters like this "账户选项". Then click on "语言", on the pull-down-menu, click on it and search until you see "English". Save it and it's done. Good luck!



 

GFYS PayPal, **bleep** move kind of like MICROSOFT trying to force windows 10 upgrade on those who didn't notice the "optional" upgrade was preselected. WTF is wrong with you?

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Re: My Account Suddenly Became Chinese...

As I re-read my answer earlier, I noticed i left out a KEY point when I got mine fixed. I understand that everything is written in Chinese, but down at the bottom there are three options, one of them which is "legal", which I believe is the middle option, after selecting this option it brings you to a new screen. There is a drop down that allows you to choose english. After selecting english, you can then click the paypal emblem at the top and it will take you to your home overview screen which should be in english. Beware however, if you click on any other options in your summary, such as cards, it will go back to chinese. It will also turn back to chinese when you click the cog to go to the settings, however, "classic view" when you go into the settings, if I remember right is still written in english. If not, its at the bottom left in big blue letters. If you follow my first posts steps, it will fix the issue. I have logged in numerous times since fixing it and it has not changed back to chinese. 

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Re: My Account Suddenly Became Chinese...

This hasn't been solved for me at all, my browser cache is cleared every time I close a site and cookies are dropped when I restart my browser.  PayPal is about to lose my biz if it isn't fixed

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Re: My Account Suddenly Became Chinese...

Clearing the cookie cache did not work for me. Here is what I did:  

Go to the URL field at the top of your browser.  I am using Windows 8/Chrome.

Enter the word   Paypal   in the url field...that's right...in the url field.  Click enter, or search.

Google will then produce Paypal as a search result.

I clicked on the first search result, which was Paypal.com.  It had a little orange "AD" box to the left, indicating that Paypal advertises on Google.

Enter your log-in info as usual, and always remember, change your password every 3 months!

Hope this helps!  

 

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Re: My Account Suddenly Became Chinese...

This is pretty much the worst customer service issue I have experienced in a long time. The site is in Chinese and yes, I know to right click to translate, but I cannot get it to change permanently. 

 

I have called the contact number on the site and it too is all Chinese.

 

I have called numbers suggested in this thread and it is by far the most idiotic automated system in the world.

 

Suggestion: Have an option to speak to someone right away and not go through 1000 hoops

 

I just want to completely cancel and erase any trace of my information from PayPal as it has shown itself to be unstable, to say the least, but of'course that is made virtually impossible as well. 


Palpal - your site and customer service is horrible

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Re: My Account Suddenly Became Chinese...

Absolutely the worst customer service I've expereinced in a long time. How can so many people be experiencing this problem and Pay Pal does nothing to prevent this. I can't use the steps provided because it's been so long since I've used pay pal I have to "verify" some things and the options for profile settings and such are not available until I verify this stuff. But i will not try to attempt this while the page is in chinese. The automated phone system is almost useless. Unless you think staying on hold for 45+ minutes is a good use of time. It's unlikely I will ever chose to use pay pal again and if I find out my account was hacked and there are expenses to me I will make sure everyone I do business with (I run a local beef jerky and snack business) knows how vulernable Pay Pal is and how ridiculous this experience was.

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The language on my mobile PayPal app just turned Chinese and I don't see any setting I can change. Please advise
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Re: My Account Suddenly Became Chinese...

Hi Vjcd,

 

Thanks for posting in the forum and sorry for the late reply here.  Sorry to hear that this is happening. If the issue is in iOS, the following may help: https://www.paypal-community.com/t5/About-Settings/iOS-app-language/m-p/998999/highlight/true?profil...

 

Jessica

 

 

 

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Re: My Account Suddenly Became Chinese...

I experienced the same problem today.  When I tried to log in I was taken to a site in Chinese.  At first I thought this might be a fake website trying to trick me into giving out my log in information.   On a second thought, if they want to trick me why would they change the language?  Makes no sense.

 

I logged in and found that everything is in Chinese.  I used a suggestion found here, right click on mouse and choose translate, this is on Chrome. Everything on page is now in English.  My money is safe no funny activities.  I withdrew all my money anyway.  I have always liked Paypal but this bothers me.  I had to spent time looking for a reloution so I can read my acount.  This is crazy.  

There is no edvidence of a hack on Paypal's system.  The best explanation I found is this, the company has webistes in other countries using the local lanuguages.  Somehow my log in was routed to the Chinese Paypal website.  I don't know how it happened since I have never shop from Chinese vendors or websites.         

 

I logged out and log back in .....everything in English.  Good!  It is routing mt to the English site again.    

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Re: My Account Suddenly Became Chinese...

I've found one cause for Paypal's homepage defaulting to Taiwan localization / Chinese language on Windows 10/Google Chrome.

 

When I had the Google PinYin IME installed the issue was persistent.

 

When I removed Google PinYin IME, the issue was immediately resolved.  I didn't even need to restart Chrome.  Just typed in paypal.com again and it defaulted to English.